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Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, suspect in Boston Marathon bombings
Terrorist
There have been major developments in the Boston Marathon bombing case overnight, with one suspect in Monday's terrorist attack dead and the other still at large in Watertown, Massachusetts, prompting a major lockdown for the entire area. All public transportation has been suspended, vehicles are not being allowed to enter or leave the area, residents have been ordered to stay home and businesses are prohibited from opening, while the manhunt continues.

A brief recap:

  • Late Thursday night, the two suspects robbed a 7-11 near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then shot and killed an MIT police officer.
  • The suspects then carjacked a vehicle (driver was released) and when confronted by police, a gun battle ensued, with the suspects throwing explosive devices out the car windows, including a pressure cooker device. (Police continue with efforts to disarm some of those explosives.)
  • The man identified as "suspect number one" during Thursday's FBI press conference is shot and killed by police. He had multiple gunshot wounds, blast injuries and had an IED strapped to his chest. "Suspect number two" eluded capture.
  • The suspect still on the run has been identified as 19-year old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev and the dead suspect as his 20-year old brother (no name given). They are said to be either Turkish or Chechen refugees who are/were legal, permanent residents.

For more information on how events unfolded, see here, here, here and here.

This is a terrifying and extremely dangerous situation for both the residents of Watertown and for the law enforcement officers who are looking for Tsarnaev. They can have no idea how much firepower he has.

4:27 AM PT:

Roughly 381,000 people are sheltering in place as ordered by police in Massachusetts - @NBCNews

@BreakingNews via breakingnews.com

4:30 AM PT: Apparently a Russian version of Facebook:

Link for Dzhokar Tsarnaev's V Kontaktye page: http://t.co/...

@markmackinnon via web

4:40 AM PT: Via Buzzfeed, more information on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

4:43 AM PT: Holy moly ... check out these images:

View from my house...crazy #watertown http://t.co/...

@shawna_england via Twitter for iPhone

4:47 AM PT: NBC's Pete Williams reports that the dead suspect has been identified as 26-year old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, that he was born in Russia and has been in the U.S. since 2007. Williams also reported that Dzhokhar drove over his brother's body while making his own escape.

5:04 AM PT: The "shelter in place"—that is, an order to stay inside with doors locked—has now been extended to the entire city of Boston.

5:19 AM PT: New thread.


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